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« on: August 04, 2019, 09:18:21 PM »
Well spent today in my garage. Tinkering with saws and bars. I have Oregon and GBs and one Tsumura. I repair and maintain all myself. I have tips for all. I have only cut about 100,000 feet with the Tsumura and itís a good tough bar. Bent in a complete U and bent back fine. And I seem to have much better luck with GB tips vs Oregonís. It would be nice to consolidate a little and I see my supplier has GB titanium bars for a decent price. But have read elsewhere via google the word was stopped production a few years ago. So?? And the Tsumura is a little more money but good. Should I stick with Oregonís buy some more GB or Tsumuraís. Just looking for someone 2 cents.

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« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2019, 06:00:08 PM »
I just bought two GB bars for my Keto, and I am impressed.  Yesterday I cut an ash that was actually a little bigger than the head's capacity, and when the saw was about three fourths of the way through it split and the butt end kicked up when the head tipped (I had already released it about half way through, which in hindsight wasn't a real smart move).  I was practically out of the cab to change bars, but cycled the saw and everything looked good, so I kept on cutting.  those bars seem to have more spring in them than Oregons, and the price isn't much different.
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« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2019, 07:41:41 PM »
I still havenít done a thing to that Tsumura but close the rails and dress it. And it didnít really need dressed. Itís tough but does seems to be getting a little more flexy and some of the plastic inserts are cracked but seem to be staying it tight. Iím impressed with it. And Oregon tips still suck. It donít matter if I buy $20 Oregon or the $5 Japan ones they last the same.

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« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2019, 11:37:04 PM »
Hey guys looking for some info. Need to get a bar for a Poulan 655bp I picked up. Havenít had any luck finding anything bigger than a 20Ē. Oregon doesnít list anything bigger either. Strange because itís a 99cc saw. Looking to put a 32 on it. 50ga. 3/8. anyone ran into the same issue? Any help ie.. part number etc would be greatly appreciated. Love those Sugiís but beggars canít be choosy I guess. Thanks
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« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2019, 02:27:09 AM »
From what I can see it uses a "PIONEER PRO SAW MOUNT", which Oregon refer to as "D007", and don't seem to stock any more?

They do a D009, but the bar mount groove is 0.5mm narrower. Just enough to stop it fitting. 

I'd Email Oregon and see if they had an alternative, even if you needed some sort of shims or spacers to mount it. 

It cross references to a Windsor "PP" mount, or a GB "P" mount. 

GB do list a couple of "P" mounts, but only to 24". 

But if you can do a search on those mount patterns you might find a "new old stock" someplace.  
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« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2019, 09:44:16 AM »
Thanks for the info Iíll check into it. Probably have to end up doing a little retro fitting
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« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2019, 01:01:34 PM »
According to what i can read, you can take a large mount husqvarna d009 bar and make it fit without too much work, that is internet info but i believe the guy knows what he's talking about.
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« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2019, 02:13:41 PM »
According to what i can read, you can take a large mount husqvarna d009 bar and make it fit without too much work, that is internet info but i believe the guy knows what he's talking about.
Probably correct. Looks like you would need to make the mounting slot 0.5 mm wider. A good eye, a steady hand, a Dremel and a few minutes would probably make it fit, 
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« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2019, 06:21:54 PM »
It was also mentioned about making a different angle for the oil hole, using a dremel tool and a flat file the guy said he could finish the entire job in about 10 minutes.
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